Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Congratulations to the Tenants

The following article appeared in the Press and Journal and was sent to me by my friends at the co-op party so a big thanks to both.

ABERDEEN-BASED Tenants First Housing Co-operative has been named runner-up for a prestigious National Home Improvement Council Award which recognises significant achievements in the UK housing arena.

Britain's largest fully mutual housing co-operative was nominated for the award for best brownfield or recycled building project, focusing on its recently completed Roanheads development in Peterhead.

The former fish-factory site was previously turned down by a variety of contractors put off by considerable levels of hydrocarbon contamination in the ground.

Tenants First saw the site as a prime development opportunity and, following a six-month demolition and clean-up, it now accommodates 45 purpose-built family homes and eight sheltered houses.

The development is also a Homezone project, an initiative which aims to reclaim residential streets back from traffic, with streets designed to encourage walking, cycling and community activity.

1 comment:

  1. That's fantastic news. It's very heartening to see a group of people come together and through their common endeavour take some unused land and make their home there. And no need for 100% mortgages from bank/casinos.